He was a powerful prop forward for years in Super League.
But now Keith Mason is hoping his future lies on the silver screen.
But the ex player was said to be hoping for a new career in the spotlight.
And a film called Skin Traffik, in which he features alongside his Hollywood pal Micky Rourke, is due out this year.
Mason, 32 retired from rugby at the end of the 2013 season after his contract with Castleford Tigers ended.
He has been concentrating on landing a career in Hollywood with the help of close pal Rourke, 61, who he met in a London strip club Stringfellows following the 2009 Challenge Cup final, which the Giants lost to Warrington.
The drinking session famously got him and then teammate Scott Moore in trouble with the Giants after they missed training following partying with the Hollywood hellraiser, star of Oscar winning movie The Wrestler.
But the link-up with Rourke also landed Mason with a new circle of friends, including boxing legend Joe Calzaghe and actor Jason Statham, and promises that he could make it in the movies.
In 2012 the Giants sacked Mason for an alleged infraction on Twitter but he successfully sued them for unfair dismissal, winning £146,000 in damages in the process.
After a one season stint at Castleford Mason revealed that he was now “100% retired” and said he would love to be in a Bond film.